Journal article

A multiple-method analysis of appraisal–emotion relationships: The case of the prosocial intergroup emotions

JW Fernando, Y Kashima, SM Laham

Asian Journal of Social Psychology | Wiley | Published : 2019


Despite its status as a prominent set of theories for explaining the elicitation and differentiation of emotions, much appraisal theory and research offer little indication of the nature of the relationship expected between appraisals and emotions. Here, we present a three-study, multiple-method analysis in which we examine numerous ways of testing appraisal–emotion relationships using the “prosocial” intergroup emotions—sympathy, anger, and guilt—as an example. Results show that the set of appraisal dimensions that appears strongly characteristic of an emotion varies depending on the kind of appraisal—emotion relationship hypothesised and the experimental methodology/statistical analysis us..

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